January 25, 2018
Americans Can Now Apply for Brazilian E-Visas Online

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We reported in October that Brazil would begin issuing cheap e-visas. Under the previous system, Americans had to visit a Brazilian consulate and pay a $160 fee. Brazil is officially accepting e-visa applications from Americans starting today.

The service is available to citizens of the United States, Canada, and Japan. The price for the visa has also dropped from $160 to $44.24. Applicants will have to register online, complete the application, upload required documents, and complete the payment online. Applications should be processed in 4-5 business days and are valid for two years, or until your passport expires (whichever comes first).

This is a great change. It makes applying for visas much cheaper and easier. Brazil is hoping the new rules will help increase tourism to the country.